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These brief remarks are intended to introduce a series of articles dealing with the topic mentioned in the caption, articles which, God willing, will appear in this journal during 1940. While we should feel extremely sorry if our Church and its ministers, instead of studying and preaching the Word of God, should devote themselves to the debating of sociological questions, we cannot ignore the situation which confronts us, realizing that on every side these matters are made the subject of religious discussion and that our Christians are vitally affected by them. Our church members are looking to the clergy for guidance and counsel. Certainly it is the duty of pastors to tell their parishioners what the Word of God says on the social questions that perplex them. It is not at all the intention of the editors to publish articles which will solve knotty problems of statesmanship and public civic policy. They hope, however, that through the projected examination and discussion our ministers will become more clear in their own minds on what principles the Scriptures contain with respect to social problems and on the proper and most effective way of bringing these principles, with their application, to the attention of our people.
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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Matthew 18:17; Acts 2:42-47; Colossians 3:16; Galatians 6:10;
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"The Church and Social Problems,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 11, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol11/iss1/12